Jindai-Ji Temple, in the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu, is the city's second oldest temple — it's been around for nearly 1,300 years. The area around it is serene and beautiful, a popular destination for those in search of a breath of fresh air or a pile of perfect soba noodles. Here, Tokyo-based illustrator Justine Wong offers a walking tour of the neighborhood, with all her favorite stops for a leisurely day of eating and exploring.
5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo
Jindai Botanical Garden
5-31-10 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-483-2300
5-12-8 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-482-4059
5-9-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-498-1323 | yusui.co.jp
3-30-3 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu, Tokyo | +81 42-487-7043
Justine Wong is a full-time freelance illustrator based in Tokyo, originally hailing from Toronto. She is also the creator of the project "21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine," consisting of 100 paintings of her meals throughout Japan.